Keith Glass aka fighting Panda has set produced some great tutorials hosted on his blog, Pandamation!
They include a short walkthrough showing how to set up maya to make it more convenient to produce animation. Two particular tips is how to set up hotkeys to quickly select controls, and how to produce non-deconstructive keys which help avoid messing up your splines.
Everyone will find their own way, but Pandamation certainly offers some quick and helpful tips which are well worth checking out. Thank you Keith!
Hope you guys, enjoy!!